September 4, 2017

A New Being

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2 This world is fickle! Nobody in this world can seem to agree on what is up, what is down, what is right, or what is wrong. We’ve become a culture that has forgotten wisdom. We always turn to scientific studies instead of the wisdom of our parents and our grandparents. Paul compares the pattern of folly in this world’s pattern to the wisdom of God. And he says, “Don’t conform to it but be transformed.” The word “transformed” means metamorphosis. It means you are completely new being. It doesn’t mean you change a little bit, it means that you are like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Or Peter Parker becoming Spider Man.

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